Dear Elementary School Principals,

Our annual  Diocesan Oratorical Contest will take place on May 20th at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy in the Forest Hills section of Queens.

Please note that the contest will begin at 1:30 PM and students and judges are asked to arrive by 1:00 PM.  Please note that this is a half hour later than it has been in past years.

Two weeks before the contest a letter will be emailed to you by Cathy Kenny.  The letter is to be given to the parent/guardians of your school’s contest winner.  The letter contains information about the contest and the address of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy.

When selecting your winners, please keep in mind the content of the speech submitted should be suitable for a Catholic school audience.

With best regards,
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Mr. Anthony Biscione
Senior Deputy Superintendent of Schools